Drug dealer's house sells

ANNA WILLIAMS
Last updated 10:32 08/08/2014
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SOLD: A Picton house seized from a convicted drug dealer has been sold.

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A Picton property seized from a convicted drug dealer has been sold.

The Wellington St property was seized from Picton man Gary Tittleton after he was convicted of cultivating cannabis and possession of cannabis for supply in 2009.

Bayleys Blenheim director Glenn Dick, who sold the house on behalf of the Crown, confirmed the house, which went to auction in June, sold last week.

He could not comment on the price it sold for as he had no permission to do so from the Crown.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, which runs the Official Assignee Compliance Unit that acts for the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act 2009, said the price the house sold for would remain confidential.

Tittleton, who was ordered to forfeit 50 per cent of the value of his home after he was convicted, said yesterday he had heard a rumour the house sold but had not been officially contacted.

The property had a land value of $116,000 and an improvement value of $139,000, with a capital value of $255,000.

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